Procreation Sonnets: Characteristics & Overview

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What major literary theme do the Procreation Sonnets feature?

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1. Which of the following statements is true?

2. How did the speaker say the young man would console the world in Sonnet #6 of the Procreation Sonnets.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet set will gauge your knowledge of the characteristics of procreation sonnets. Quiz topics include the major literary theme of the procreation sonnets and whether we can infer the sexuality of Shakespeare from just his procreation sonnets.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Major literary theme of the procreation sonnets
  • Whether Shakespeare's sexuality can be inferred from the sonnets
  • How the young man would console the world in the sixth sonnet
  • Why the young man would be selfish if he would bear no children
  • What the procreation sonnets include

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding why the young man would be selfish and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related literature lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the major literary theme of the sonnets

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the corresponding lesson titled Procreation Sonnets: Characteristics & Overview. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand what the procreation sonnets are and who wrote them
  • Explain the characteristics of the sonnets
  • Identify how the sonnets encourage a young man to marry and father children
  • Describe how the sonnets focus on the brevity of life
  • Appreciate how we can remain a presence in the world even after death
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